Foo Fighters, Metallica, Ryan Adams And More To Headline Chris Cornell Tribute Concert


The Foo Fighters, Metallica alongside members of Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple Of The Dog, and Ryan Adams will participate to honor the memory of Chris Cornell with a tribute concert. “I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell” will be hosted by late-night TV host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel as and will feature other surprise guests. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation (EBMRF). Tickets for “I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell” go on sale to the general public this Friday, November 16 at 10 a.m. PST. We will see the release of new Chris Cornell music this week in the form of a new boxed set/compilation. 

Metallica commented:

“In May of 2017 we lost one of the most unique, distinctive, and game-changing voices in rock with the passing of Chris Cornell. We were lucky enough to get to know Chris during the 1996 Lollapalooza tour with SOUNDGARDEN and we were honored to call him a friend and an inspiration. So, of course, we jumped at the chance to be a part of an amazing tribute concert taking place Los Angeles at The Forum on January 16, 2019.

“Hitting the stage that night will be members of the bands that Chris was a part of with SOUNDGARDEN, AUDIOSLAVE and TEMPLE OF THE DOG all in the house. The evening will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and also feature performances from the FOO FIGHTERS and Ryan Adams, along with other special guests.

“In keeping with Chris and his family’s vision for a better world, the evening will benefit the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation as well as the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to raising funds and awareness for this painful and debilitating genetic disorder. This was one of the causes that Chris cared deeply about and supported through his commitment to helping others.

“Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster this Friday, November 16th at 10 a.m. PT. Each ticket purchased online for the show will include a copy of Cornell’s self-titled career retrospective album. Visit for additional details.

“Join us as we pay tribute to a true one-of-a-kind talent.”

Cornell was pronounced dead on May 18, 2017 after being found unresponsive in his Detroit hotel room the previous night. Soundgarden had performed in Detroit the evening before.